Police seek info after children approached by man in Moama

Police are appealing for information following two child approach incidents in Moama this month, NSW Police say.

About 3pm on Friday 2 February 2018, a 10-year-old boy was walking along Francis Street when he was approached by a man driving a black van.

The man pulled close to the boy and asked if he wanted a lift home.

The boy declined and ran home and informed his parents, who reported the matter to the boy’s school and local police a short time later.

A search of the area was unable to locate the man or the van.

About 8am on Tuesday 6 February 2018, two 12-year-old boys were walking along Perricoota Road when they were approached by a man driving a late-model silver Mazda BT-50 single-cab ute with a rear tray and a tarp or tonneau.

Police were told the man had driven past the boys three times before he stopped and asked if they wanted a lift.

He repeatedly asked the boys three to four times, before doing a U-turn and parking on the other side of the road. The man called out again to the boys before driving out of town in a westerly direction.

The boys reported the incident to teachers at their school who in turn contacted police.

In both incidents, the man was described as being about 40 to 60 years old with a tanned complexion. He was bald and had rotten teeth with some missing and had no facial hair.

In the latest incident, the man was described as wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and was scruffy in appearance.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Deniliquin police or Crime Stoppers.

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